About Us

Litmus Group is a division of PPB Advisory and a management consulting firm focussed on strategy execution to improve the enterprise value of its clients.

PPB Advisory is a leading advisory firm that is focussed on helping organisations navigate critical and complex issues, improve their performance and realise their strategic goals.

Litmus has access to international expertise through its global membership of Cordence Worldwide, an international partnership of locally focused consulting companies with common values. Through this partnership, we offer our clients the global knowledge and cross-industry experience from more than 2,600 consultants in 22 countries.

Collectively we have a team of around 350 people across Australia and Singapore working with clients around the world. We:

  • provide strategic, operational and financial advice
  • optimise workforce asset and enterprise value
  • manage enterprise risk
  • lead major transactions involving changes of ownership or capital structures
  • advise on complex business restructures and turnarounds
  • undertake forensic investigations
  • provide insolvency services to companies and individuals.

From complex business problems involving multiple stakeholders to an individual’s business challenges, we’re trusted by our clients to deliver successful outcomes skilfully and sensitively.




  • Corporate advisory and finance
  • Disputes and valuations
  • Investigations and fraud risk management
  • Technology risk
Restructuring and turnarounds

Restructuring and turnarounds

  • Enterprise enhancement
  • Strategic reviews
  • Company and personal insolvencies


  • Technology enabled transformation
  • Physical asset management
  • Target operating model
  • Performance improvement


Industry experience

We have extensive experience in these key industries:

AgribusinessAgribusiness  Manufacturing Manufacturing
AutomotiveAutomotive Not for profitNot for profit
EducationEducation Public sectorPublic sector
Energy and utilitiesEnergy and utilities Resources and mining servicesResources and mining services
Financial servicesFinancial services Real estate and constructionReal estate and construction
Health and aged careHealth and aged care RetailRetail
InfrastructureInfrastructure Transport and logisticsTransport and logistics


Our Culture & Values

Our values are the cornerstone of our beliefs, defining who we are and how we do things.  We are authentic in everything we do:

Integrity: We are open and honest in our dealings with others. We are courageous and accountable.

Enthusiasm: We are motivated by what we do and aim to exceed the expectation of our clients and of our teams. We embody professional hunger.

Respect: We have a respectful attitude to our clients and colleagues. It is through respect that we are able to engage and build rapport.

From day one, all of our employees are part of a dynamic work environment, where change, variety and opportunity can be embraced. We encourage open and honest communication, respect and trust.

Litmus is committed to being a socially responsible organisation. We maintain this commitment by embracing environmental sustainability and providing back to our community as a values-based business.

Happy, healthy and balanced people make for better colleagues and consultants. A strong element of the culture of Litmus is work-life balance. We proactively try to accommodate flexible work arrangements, support parents returning to the workforce and offer 10 weeks paid maternity leave / two weeks paid paternity leave. When an employee joins Litmus they become a member of a ‘consulting family’ and a friend for life.

At Litmus, everyone has a right to be heard and an obligation to listen. We believe that collaboration is the key and share knowledge, life experiences and insights. Although we all have different experiences and different roles in our organisation, we are ultimately all on the same team working towards the same outcomes. Our culture is what separates us from the pack.

The Litmus Oxfam team 2011

The Litmus story

Litmus was founded in Brisbane in May, 1998, by Don Blair, a 25-year veteran at Ernst and Young, 12 of them as a Partner in its management consulting division.

Litmus grew from Don’s first-hand experience of how many organisations were willing to invest in strategic planning, but how few committed the resources or had the skills needed to implement these new directions.

We work with many of Australia’s top and mid-tier companies, statutory authorities, government business enterprises and government departments.  Current and previous clients include Rio Tinto Coal, Harvey Norman, QR, Australia Post, Sydney Water, AGL, Queensland Gas Corporation, Energex, Skilled Engineering, Department of Defence, National Australia Bank, Telstra, and many more.

In March 2016, Litmus Group merged with PPB Advisory marking the start of a new chapter in the firm’s story.

Contact Us

P: 1300 366 929
E: info@litmusgroup.com